Tottenham transfer news: Spurs make fresh Pedro Porro bid
Tottenham Hotspur have failed with their latest proposal for Pedro Porro, with Record in Portugal claiming that Spurs made a swift improvement on their £30 million bid which was rejected on Wednesday.
Spurs fans would be forgiven for growing more and more frustrated with how this window is playing out. They are yet to make any additions while the clubs around them are seemingly getting stuck into the market.
Porro has been the name most heavily linked. But Tottenham have so far had little luck convincing Sporting to let him go, with the Portuguese side demanding that his £39.5 million release clause is triggered.
Sporting reject latest Tottenham proposal for Porro
Record notes that Spurs offered £30 million for Porro earlier this week. And they have returned with a new offer after seeing that bid snubbed.
But those Tottenham fans hoping to see the club just put the money on the table for the Spaniard are set for further disappointment.
According to the report from Record, the latest bid includes a fixed fee and bonuses. And the overall value is said to be higher than the £30 million offer. However, the bulk of the value is made up by Tottenham offering to give up their right to 50 percent of the fee made from any future sale of Marcus Edwards.
The report notes that Sporting want £52.6 million for Edwards. So Spurs are obviously hoping to knock around £26 million off Porro’s price.
However, Sporting continue to dig their heels in. Porro will only leave if his release clause is triggered. So it would seem that their latest bid has been no more successful.
Tottenham fans must be wondering what the club are playing at if the reports are correct.
Admittedly, there is a chance that the fee included in the latest bid could still be quite high. But given Spurs’ reluctance to pay £39.5 million for Porro, it would make sense if that was not the case.
Clearly, he is a top target for Tottenham in a position where they are struggling. And £9.5 million is not an astronomical amount for a club of their size either.
So Spurs supporters may well be scratching their heads wondering why they will not just pay the money at this point.